Ata Patent has assembled an experienced group of Turkish patent attorneys to help clients obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property rights and also provide patent maintenance fees in Turkey.
Our Turkish patent lawyers provide a broad range of patent services including; Turkish patent application, registration, and protection such as intellectual property litigation, appeal, opposition, cancellation, assignment, monitoring, search, and licensing.
How to Pay Patent Maintenance Fees in Turkey?
Ata Patent’s Turkish patent lawyers provide services for patent maintenance fees in Turkey. Patents and applications thereof may be kept in force as long as annual fees are paid. The due date for an annuity payment in the Turkish Patent system is the corresponding filing date in each subsequent year for conventional patents/utility models and European Patent applications and it is the international filing date for PCT national phase entries.
Any annuity may be paid subject to a fine within a 6-month grace period following its due date in Turkey. After termination of the grace period lapsed protection can be obtained by submitting an acceptable excuse for non-payment and requesting reinstatement of the patent.
Patents with the examination are protected for 20 years, patents without examination are protected for 7 years and utility models are protected for 10 years. For the patents without examination, an examination request may be made within 7 years and then the term of the patent may be completed to 20 years. Patents and utility models must be used in the market within 3 years.
Official fees, namely “Patent maintenance fees in Turkey” should be deposited in the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office by a representative of the company or a patent agent firm. They are payable for the second and each subsequent year following the relevant filing date, that is, the Turkish filing date for conventional applications, international filing date under PCT or EPC.
The patent maintenance fees in Turkey which are due or overdue should be paid in advance upon entry into the Turkish Phase. Payment of an annuity may be delayed for 6 months by paying a fine. Delays in meeting time limits for payment of annual fees may be excused in case of force majeure.
Turkish Patent Services
Our experienced patent attorneys excel both in protecting patent assets and in enforcing and protecting patent rights in litigation. Each of the lawyers within our IP law firm is a member of the Istanbul Bar and has been recognized as a top lawyer in this field.
Ata Patent offers our clients the full range of patent services:
- Patent application in Turkey
- Patent maintenance fees in Turkey
- European Patent Validation in Turkey
- PCT National Phase Entries in Turkey
- Prosecution and maintenance of patents in Turkey
- Transactions, such as licensing, assignment, and franchising
- Patent infringement analysis
- Civil litigation includes infringement and counterfeiting
- Turkish Patent and Trademark Office litigation, including opposition and appeals
Reach us for Patent Maintenance Fees in Turkey
Since its foundation in 1996, Ata Patent has been the choice of numerous clients throughout the World. At Ata Patent, we partner with our clients to grow their businesses by protecting their intellectual property with strategic planning, customized and scalable solutions, and cost-effective project management.
We prosecute and maintain patents and trademarks across various industries and in multiple countries, and litigate in IP courts and before TPTO.